Merrimack Industrial Metals

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Merrimack, NH - EPA Region I
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Merrimack Industrial Metals - Removal Polrep
Final Removal Polrep

EPA Emergency Response

Region I

Subject: POLREP #4
Merrimack Industrial Metals
Merrimack, NH

From: Brent England, On-Scene Coordinator
Date: 4/14/2010
Reporting Period: 05APR10-16APR10

1. Introduction
  1.1 Background
Site Number: 01FM    Contract Number: EP-W-08-062
D.O. Number:      Action Memo Date: 3/24/2009
Response Authority: CERCLA    Response Type: Time-Critical
Response Lead: EPA    Incident Category: Removal Action
NPL Status: Non NPL    Operable Unit:
Mobilization Date: 4/20/2009    Start Date: 4/20/2009
Demob Date: 4/16/2010    Completion Date: 4/16/2010
CERCLIS ID: NHD982745655    RCRIS ID: NHD982745655
ERNS No.:    State Notification:
FPN#:    Reimbursable Account #:

1.1.1 Incident Category

            Time-Critical Removal

1.1.2 Site Description

            Merrimack Industrial Metals is a 5 acre site, designated as Lot 6-1 on Merrimack Tax Assessors Map 2B, and is the location of a former metals recycling facility that operated between 1963 and 1999 when Merrimack Industrial Metals (MIM) ceased operations.  The site is located adjacent to Pennichuck Brook, a Class A Water Body and the main water supply source for the City of Nashua.  The site also abuts and is located within the wellhead protection area for the Merrimack Village District (MVD) Municipal Supply Well #6 (Well#6).  

2. Current Activities
  2.1 Operations Section
    2.1.1 Narrative

            EPA has conducted a fund-lead removal action to address conditions at
the Site. 
Media attention is low, although local political attention is moderate due to the location of the well in proximity of the Site.
2.1.2 Response Actions to Date

            There has been no use of the OSC warrant authority.

            During the week of 05 April 2010, Site restoration continued with the addition of a non-engineered vegitative cover.  This included spreading approximately 6'' of clean loam over excavated areas on the site with a bulldozer. 
            During the week of 12 April 2010, Site restoration was completed.  Six inches of clean loam was spread throughout the site in the excavated areas.  After a bulldozer compacted the soils, hydroseeding commenced to establish a non-engineered vegitative cover.      
2.1.4 Progress Metrics


            During the removal, highly contaminated PCB soil (appx. 3500 tons) has been disposed of off site.  Lead contaminated soil has also been treated and stabilized.

            The restoration phase included spreading approximately 2280 cubic yards of clean loam with hydroseeding to establish a non-engineered vegitative cover.

  2.2 Planning Section Planned Response Activities

There are no further planned response activities.

  2.3 Logistics Section
    No information available at this time.

  2.4 Finance Section
    No information available at this time.

  2.5 Other Command Staff
    2.5.1 Safety Officer
-  Be sure to check for ticks during breaks and at the end of the day when doing field work.

-  Remember to establish eye contact with equipment operators

-  Be careful with mechanized handtools while clearing brush

-  Wear all PPE properly 

-  Be cautious of exposed metals


2.6 Liaison Officer

2.7 Information Officer

3. Participating Entities
  3.1 Unified Command

3.2 Cooperating Agencies

4. Personnel On Site
  No information available at this time.

5. Definition of Terms
  No information available at this time.

6. Additional sources of information
  No information available at this time.

7. Situational Reference Materials
  No information available at this time.